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BTA Southeast to Host Winter Break Feb. 8-9 in Orlando

10 Jan, 2013

Kansas City, MO - January 2013 — On Feb. 8-9, 2013, the Business Technology Association’s Southeast district will host its annual Winter Break event at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The event was organized and will be hosted by BTA member dealer volunteers.

Winter Break will feature a keynote presentation by Martin Brodigan, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Corp. There will also be five additional educational sessions presented by industry leaders providing insight and strategies that can help any office technology dealership reach new heights.

Dealers will be able to participate in networking events that will allow them to connect with their peers, including a welcoming reception on Feb. 8, and dinner and entertainment at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows on Feb. 9. In addition, there will be time to visit with 31 exhibiting sponsors, many of which will hold drawings for great prizes during the event. Dealer attendees can also enter on site for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card from BTA Southeast.

Winter Break begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, with opening comments and Brodigan’s keynote presentation, “Services-Led, Technology-Enabled: The Road Ahead.” Two educational sessions will follow, with time for breaks to visit exhibitor tables. Following the educational sessions, a welcoming reception will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., giving attendees time to network with peers and visit with exhibiting sponsors.

Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, followed by two educational sessions and lunch. After lunch, a round-table discussion on “alternative revenues” will be held, followed by the final educational session, closing comments and prize drawings. At 7 p.m., attendees will have dinner and enjoy entertainment at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows.

In addition to the keynote presentation, the Winter Break educational sessions will be: “Why is Service Quality So Difficult to Manage,” with John Hamilton of Service Strategies Corp.; “MPS Operational Excellence — The Key to MPS Profitability,” with Doug Johnson of Supplies Network; “Adapting Leadership to Capitalize with Managed Services,” with Milton Bartley of ImageQuest; “You Be the Judge: How Would You Resolve These Challenging Human Resources Issues?,” with Sally Brause of GreatAmerica Financial Services; and “Parlaying MPS & Mobility,” with Greg Walters of
the Managed Print Services Association and Walters & Shutwell, and Jennifer Shutwell, Walters & Shutwell.

In addition, BTA General Counsel Bob Goldberg will be available during the event to provide free legal consultations to BTA members. Two front-runner workshops will precede the Winter Break event. On Feb. 6-7, John Hey and John Hanson of Strategic Business Associates will present ProSolutions 2.0, and on Feb. 6-8, John Hamilton of Service Strategies Corp. will present BTA’s newest educational offering — the BTA Field Service Foundations Workshop.

Attendees to either of these front-runner workshops will receive free registration to Winter Break. For more information, visit www.bta.org/ProSolutions and www.bta.org/FieldServiceFoundations.

The exhibiting Winter Break sponsors: Balboa Capital, Crawford Thomas, Densi,DocuLex, DocuWare, ECi FMAudit, EDA, Esha Corp. (Feb. 8-9 Breaks Sponsor), ESP Energy Intelligence, Evolved Office, Falcon Technology Solutions, Frontier Imaging (Feb. 9 Lunch Sponsor), Global Printer Services, GreatAmerica Financial Services, Hytec Dealer Services, Image Star, InkCycle, Innovolt, Katun, LEAF, LMI, Memjet, Muratec, N-able, NA Trading and Technology, OKI, PNC Equipment Finance, Printer Essentials, Smart Power Systems, Square 9 (Feb. 9 Breakfast Sponsor) and Supplies Network.

BTA member registration (with dinner theater ticket) for Winter Break is $199,which includes the keynote session, educational sessions, Friday welcoming reception,and Saturday breakfast and lunch. BTA member registration without a dinner theaterticket is $169. Non-member registration with a dinner theater ticket is $249. Nonmember registration without a dinner theater ticket is $219.For more information, including full session descriptions and the registration form for the event, visit www.bta.org/BTASoutheastEvent.

Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the goal of helping businesses maximize their investment in devices and technology. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, visit its Web site at ww.bta.org or call (800) 505-2821. The fax number is (816) 941-4838. You may also write to: BTA, 12411 Wornall Road,Kansas City, MO 64145.

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